Safety Assistants with the Wake County Public School System are critical members of our district’s transportation team. You’ll build relationships with our students and partner with our drivers to ensure a safe trip to and from school for all riders, each day.

Earn up to $2,000 in attendance bonuses annually

$17.00 / hour to start

Training provided

Flexible schedule with mid-day break

Excellent benefits package

Routes close to home

Find a place on our transportation team.

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Carolyn enjoys working with many different students throughout her long career with WCPSS.


Safety Assistant

“I have been employed with WCPSS for 16 years and have thoroughly enjoyed working with every student that I have monitored. I look forward to each school year to meet and assist different students. I love the atmosphere at my job and enjoy getting to know my co-workers, the Team Leaders and Operations Managers.”

Gloria takes pride in working as a team to make students feel safe every day.


Safety Assistant

“As a safety assistant I enjoy transporting the students each day to and from school safely. We are the first face they see to begin their day and we make them feel safe. We are successful when we work together as a team with the bus drivers.”

Member of the Child Nutrition Services team
A group of students smiling after getting off a school bus.

What you'll love

  • Knowing that you play an important part in a child’s day
  • A mid-morning window to take care of errands or rest
  • Getting to know our students
  • Working with our drivers to make sure routes run smoothly
A Bus Safety Assistant standing on a school bus and smiling.

What it's like

  • Our typical schedule is up to four hours in the morning, a mid-day break and up to four hours in the afternoon
  • No weekends or holidays!
  • Routes close to home or a location that works best for you
A bus safety assistant engaging in conversation with a father and his two children.

What it takes

  • 18+ years old
  • At least 30 hours of time a week
  • Background check
  • Training on working with kids, which WCPSS will provide